Multi-million pound investment to see Healthcare Ireland create up to 950 new jobs
Healthcare Ireland (HCI) a privately-owned care home group is set to create up to 950 new jobs as it expands across Northern Ireland.
The Holywood headquartered care home operator Healthcare Ireland (HCI) plans to facilitate the roles by expanding from it’s current 25 sites to 40 following a multi-million pound investment from Welltower.
The company which was founded by entrepreneur Gilbert Yates in 2015, has grown rapidly over the last eight years and has further plans to develop new sites in the Republic of Ireland and across the UK.
HCI was founded in 2015 and has grown both organically and acquisitively since then to become the biggest privately-owned care home provider in Northern Ireland.
The clear focus is to continuously deliver and develop best-in-class care from specialist Gold Healthcare and Healthcare Ireland, in partnership with all Northern Ireland Trusts to facilitate individual requirements and create bespoke care packages and living environments.
In 2022, the group completed the purchase of Priory Adult Care’s portfolio of seven Northern Ireland facilities for an undisclosed sum.
This included Carlingford Lodge Care Home in Warrenpoint, Bannview Care Home in Banbridge, Cairnmartin Care Home in Belfast, Bohill Residential Care Home in Coleraine, Ben Madigan Care Home in Newtownabbey, Blair House Care Home in Newtownards.
Speaking of the most recent investment Mr Yates said: “Our partnership with Welltower is testament to the success of our operations since setting up the business and we are excited to be able to bring our high-quality care to more regions in the coming months and years.
“Healthcare Ireland is hugely ambitious, and we are already in the process of growing our portfolio of care homes across the UK and Ireland from our base here in Holywood.
“This is just the start of our plans for the future which will see us bring our best-in-class care home offering to the world.
“Our team of highly committed and talented staff are behind our success, and we look forward to adding to the quality team in the very near future with the addition of between 750 and 950 new roles.”